Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked, the magazine that wants to make history as well as report it. He is also a columnist for The Big Issue and a writer for the Spectator. Last year he was nominated for the Columnist of the Year Award at the Press Publishing Awards. The Telegraph calls him “one of Britain’s sharpest social commentators”, while the Guardian thinks he is a “sub-Danny Dyer obnoxious intellectual wind-up merchant”. A collection of his essays, A Duty to Offend, was published last year by Connor Court.

Related Sessions
Wednesday 30 September 2015, 20.30 De Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR, Amsterdam
Saturday 14 November 2015, 12.00 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, AB Box 16412, SE-103 27 Stockholm
Saturday 14 November 2015, 15.45 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, AB Box 16412, SE-103 27 Stockholm

Publications

A Duty to Offend: Selected Essays by Brendan O’Neill (Connor Court, 2015)
Can I Recycle My Granny and 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas [as Ethan Greenhart], (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008)

Multinationals: curse or blessing for the developing world?

"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student

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